Someone Else's America Movie Review 1996

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Euro-"Grumpy Old Men" explores friendship and the modern immigrant experience in Brooklyn. Bayo (Manojlovic) is a comical, sad-sack Serb who works at the bar of Alonso (Conti), a Spaniard who immigrated with his blind mother (Casares). Story follows Bayo's family as they illegally immigrate to chase the American dream and adapt to life once they arrive. Touchingly funny highlight involves a scheme by the men which enables Alonso's homesick mother to revisit her village in Spain. Filmed in Germany with sets built to resemble Brooklyn, picture has an appealingly unreal quality. Cast and crew together formed its own melting pot, with over 20 nationalities contributing. English and Serbo-Croatian with subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from French, British, German.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, New York, New York, Immigration, Buddies, Blindness, Culture Clash
Gordan Mihic
Tom Conti, Miki (Predrag) Manojlovic, Maria Casares, Zorka Manojlovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Chia-ching Niu, Andjela Stojkovic, Ananda Ellis
Yorgos Arvanitis
Goran Paskalyevic
Andrew Dickson
David Rose, Helga Baehr, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Mact Productions, Intrinsica Films, Lichtblick Filmproduktion, Stefi 2, October Films

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